Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Sketch-a-week #10 - Beholder

Here's the second of three sketches I did in one night. I'm really pleased with how this one went :

The AD&D 1st ed. Monster Manual ( my mum got me one while we were in California when I was 11 - I didn't have the faintest idea how to play AD&D - but I LOVED all the monster pictures ) describes the beholder as 'hateful, aggressive and avaricious. They will usually attack immediately'.
I never had a character run into one - thankfully ! They're insanely dangerous. Each of those eye-stalks can produce a spell like effect - the worst three effects being flesh to stone, death ray and disintegrate.

Like I said - insanely dangerous.

One of the best monsters ever !

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